Welcome to the Essex National Heritage Area - 500 square miles of historic, cultural, and natural sites... unique and irreplaceable treasures that tell our history.

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Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence on the Myths & Misconceptions Walking Tour
The Salem Witch Trials has been dramatized so many times in so many ways that some of the real history has been lost. Uncover the myths and debunk misconceptions on this walking tour offered throughout October. Learn more and get your tickets.


No matter what your interest or passion, you can find something to learn, explore, and enjoy!

Project funded through a grant from Colonel Timothy Pickering Chapter DAR and successful Kickstarter


A festive 5k run through downtown and coastal Beverly